Jul 04 2022

My Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness to inform you, that this morning we lost one of our region’s top female weightlifter. Reanna Solomon, only 40 years of age, lost her life as a result of the Covid 19 virus.

Reanna competing in the super heavyweight category for Nauru won two gold medals at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002. She competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens placing 10th overall. She won three gold medals at the 2003 Pacific Games and she was many times Oceania Champion.

Apart from being a great athlete, Reanna was a devoted mother and wife and has sadly left behind her husband Tavita and their five children.

On behalf of the Oceania and Commonwealth Weightlifting Federations we extend our deepest sympathies to her family and our condolences also to the Nauru Weightlifting Federation and the Nauru Olympic Committee.

May her soul now rest in peace and may her sporting achievements be remembered always on the island of Nauru.

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